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Our Best Answer What is Federal Work Study?

Federal Work-Study is a need-based award that enables eligible students to acquire work-study jobs, the wages for which are largely funded by the federal government. The FAFSA must be filed each year a student is interested in Federal Work Study by the filing priority date. This year the FAFSA priority filing date is April 15th. 

If you qualify for financial aid, you may be eligible for a federal work-study job. These part-time jobs are available on and off campus. Unlike other campus jobs, however, a portion of your wages will be paid by the U.S. government. Work-study eligibility is awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Award priority is given to students who have previously worked in work-study positions. Undergraduates can find work-study positions through the Career Development Center and at its biannual jobs fairs. If you decide to change work-study jobs, or obtain a second position, you should contact an IU Bloomington federal work-study coordinator.

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